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11/6 - Improving Resiliency Through Planning and Investment in Place-Based Food Systems: Lessons Lea

Updated: Dec 30, 2019

Recorded webinar now available! View recording here.

How can the planning of and investment in place-based food systems help improve local businesses and address concerns about food security, equity and resiliency?

Join the Smart Growth Network at 1 p.m. EDT Nov. 6 to hear lessons learned from two studies released this year, the Chesapeake Foodshed Assessment by the Harry R Hughes Center for Agroecology and What Our Region Grows from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.

Lindsay Smith, Regional Food Systems Value Chain Coordinator at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, and Philip J Gottwals, Principal, ACDS, LLC and Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland, will discuss how these studies are helping to change the conversation on planning for food and agriculture in the urbanizing region of Washington, D.C. The panelists will also share their observations on how the studies’ findings are echoing trends in other parts of the country.

This FREE session will look at how much food is grown, raised and sold in the Mid-Atlantic, which sectors are growing, and what policymakers, investors and community members can do to support a more secure and resilient food future.

Participants of the live webinar are eligible for 1.5 AICP CM and 1.5 CNU-A credits.

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